by Michelle Douglas
Romance authors (and quite frankly probably any author of any creed) are a pretty determined bunch. For determined read stubborn.
A case in point: Recently on the television there was an advertisement for a new magazine called The Art of Crochet. I thought it sounded interesting. I thought it could be a bit of fun. But do you think I could get a copy? No. It was sold out. Everywhere. Did I retire with grace? Nuh uh. I became annoyed and fixated. Sold out, huh? Well I wouldn’t let that defeat me!
I went to the shops and bought a ball of wool and a crochet hook. I went to the library and borrowed Learn-To-Crochet books.
So, I’ve been playing with crochet. I’m hoping that when I get a little better it’ll become one of those lovely mindless things I can do while I let story ideas brew and smoulder. My family has quite a history with crochet. Both my grandmother and great grandmother made the most amazing pieces, and my great aunt still does. Have a look at some of these pieces.
I have a long way to go before I reach their standard. So it’s probably just as well that I have a lot of story ideas to brew and develop, huh?
But… the fact of the matter is I do continually bemoan the fact that I don’t have enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. Am I crazy adding another thing to the list? Or am I being super wise and refilling my creative well? Oh, and do you have any crocheting tips you’d like to share?